Heavy Metals Level Evaluation of Drinking Water Supply In Kirkuk City/NE of Iraq

  • Omer S. Al-Tamimi Environmental Research Unit, College of Science, University of Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq
  • Sunbul Mustafa Anwar Environmental Research Unit, College of Science, University of Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq
  • Aseel Sharaf Abdullah Environmental Research Unit, College of Science, University of Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq

Abstract

An evaluation of pollution level has been done for drinking water which is used in Kirkuk city by heavy metals ( As,Cd,Cu,Fe,Mn,Ni,Zn,Cr,Pb) samples were collected during wet and dry of 2016-2017 from Kirkuk unified water supplied project (WTP) which is supply the city with drinking water, as well as from water of tanks type (GST2), and also from (tap water) (Zone3). The results showed the concentration of the (As,Cd,Cu,Fe,Mn,Ni,Zn,Cr,Pb)inppbfor (WTP)are (0.5,0.6,6.45,38,4.6,2.5,6537,0.58,1.4) (0.6,0.8,6.76,46,5.5,3.5,6675,1,2.4) for (GST) (0.5,0.63,6.46,52.3,4.4,3.6,6550,0.6,2.5) (0.60,0.7,6.78,63.7,6.7,3.7,6680,1.1,2.6) and for tap water are (0.53,0.65,7.00,60.2,4.4,3.65,7200,0.8,2.7) (0.60, 0.71, 7.10, 67.6, 6.8,3.75,7320,0.9,2.75) for two seasons respectively the concentrations are within the allowed limits by WHO just Zn is exceed the allowed limits . the level of health risks were also assessed by using a number of indices (HQ)ing, (HQ) derm, (HI), (CR) ing (CR) derm for adult and children and for two seasons . (HI) value for Zn show health risks this high value of (HI) for Zn make water undrinkable.

Published
Aug 26, 2019
How to Cite
AL-TAMIMI, Omer S.; ANWAR, Sunbul Mustafa; ABDULLAH, Aseel Sharaf. Heavy Metals Level Evaluation of Drinking Water Supply In Kirkuk City/NE of Iraq. Iraqi Journal of Science, [S.l.], p. 1743-1752, aug. 2019. ISSN 2312-1637. Available at: <http://scbaghdad.edu.iq/eijs/index.php/eijs/article/view/968>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.
Section
Geology